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A controversial teacher training bill is ready for a vote in the full Florida House

The Florida House is on the cusp of passing a controversial bill that seeks to ban “identity politics” in teacher preparation programs.
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A controversial bill regulating teacher prep programs in Florida advances in the state Senate

A bill that seeks to keep “identity politics” out of teacher preparation programs is ready for consideration by the full Florida Senate.
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The Florida House supports ‘classical education’ teaching certificates

Florida could soon allow for a “classical education teaching certificate,” under a bill passed by the Florida House Thursday.
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Bill to keep “identity politics” out of teacher-prep programs will be considered by the full Florida House

Critics of the measure, including some teachers, say it's a distraction from the Legislature taking steps to improve education.
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Teachers challenge a new Florida law restricting the use of pronouns in schools

Teachers say a new Florida law restricting titles and pronouns unconstitutionally discriminates against transgender and nonbinary educators.
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Non-binary Florida teacher falls victim to “Don’t Say Gay” expansion law, fired for using ‘Mx.’ title

A physics teacher at Florida Virtual School was fired last month for using a gender-neutral title in class.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., August 18, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Sextortion in Tampa Bay The FBI Tampa Field Office has seen an increase in sextortion cases targeting teenage boys. Both the FBI and the St Petersburg Police Department are encouraging victims to come forward.  ...

“Slate of Hate” spurs statewide rallies by Florida For All

A coalition of progressive organizations marched on Saturday in cities across the state of Florida to shine a light on some of the 200 new laws that went into effect that day.

School Librarians Are Speaking Up!

School librarians are feeling threatened and attacked but are speaking up against Moms 4 Liberty book bans, censorship of libraries and the new "Don't Say Gay" law.

Solidarity of Community

Anti-LGBT politics raging across the state of Florida, the nation and the world how are threatened communities to navigate vague laws? People are defying the law as courts weigh in while others are leaving what...
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DeSantis signs law placing restrictions on Florida unions (SB 256); teachers union says it will sue

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that places additional restrictions on public-employee unions, including preventing dues from being deducted from paychecks.

Teachers March in St. Pete to call for union support

The Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association joined with the Pinellas educational support professionals to march from St. Petersburg City Hall to the former Tomlinson Adult Learning Center. The nearly 100 year old historic school will be...

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